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Tag: Larry Hopper

A Look in the Western Rearview Mirror

Still, even equipped with small aluminum boats and minimal electronics, the anglers fiercely competed and many a fish were brought to the scales. This picture article looks back on those days and the boats the early California anglers used to compete in bass tournaments.

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Graphite Rods: From Aerospace to Bass Fishing

“At this time I belonged to a bass club in southern California called the Saddleback Bassmasters. Dave Myers was in the club and he worked at Fenwick in Westminster. (Editor’s note: This is the same Dave Myers who helped Dee Thomas develop the Flippin’ Stik. See Birth of the Flippin’ Stik – Part One and Part Two)

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The U.S. Open 1981: An Event that Changed Bass Fishing – Part One

Until this time, rarely, if ever, had a southern angler ventured west to fish unless it was for one of the few events B.A.S.S. held in the west. This event was different, though. The promise of a big payday brought anglers from 22 states. Names like Roland Martin, Bobby Murray, Forrest Wood, Basil Bacon, Harold Allen, Don Butler, Cliff Craft, Rick Clunn and Ricky Green would face off against the West’s best.

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